Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Tickle Me Emo
Like punk rock and emo-style melodic hardcore? Like cute college-aged boys singing without accompaniment? You'll love Emocapella, a punk rock-proficient a capella group at George Washington University. Their rendition of Mr. T Experience's "Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend" is probably the best among the handful of MP3's I've downloaded, which seem to be heavy on the left channel, but I have a couple of concerns.

One, a capella is still geeky. I'm a geek's geek, but there's just something wrong about a capella, especially its subculture status among the college clutch. If you add punk rock and emo, does it make a capella any less disturbing? How unpunk is a capella? Also, this project, while slightly charming, has joke written all over it. Is it an earnest a capella project? Is it an ironic commentary on emo? Is this a punk band without instruments? Still, fun for a rainy Wednesday morning.

If you get giggle fits while listening to Atom and His Package or James Kochalka Superstar, this'll probably give you a grin.

Thanks to Metafilter.

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